Labour Groups

Toronto 350 enjoys its relationship with labour organizations, so we were proud to be in this year’s 20,000-strong Labour Day parade. We held a banner made by the $15 & Fairness Campaign, with a call to
“Raise Wages, Not The Seas”. We are part of both the $15&F Campaign, as well as the Good Jobs for All Coalition, which is made up of labour, community justice and environmental organizations. We support
just transitions for workers out of the fossil fuel sector, as well as raising wages for those in needed, low-carbon jobs in health, education and social services.
Read more

Toronto’s Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice rally, on Saturday 8th, is coming up fast!

On the map, at riseforclimate.org hundreds of events are filling up the continents! From the Californian coast to Papua New Guinea, from South Africa to Iceland, thousands of people are rising up to tell their local leaders they want a swift and fair transition to a fossil free world. The events include concerts, aerial photographs, sit-ins, screenings, forums and lemonade stands. They take place at community centres, libraries and public squares. This is creative, grassroots action, for the people by the people!

Read more

Rise for Climate on September 8th - with Music, Youth and Science!

Together, we will challenge all levels of government to take meaningful climate action.
Read more

Toronto Rise for Climate Action

The climate is heating up and so are we!

We won’t stand by while our federal and provincial governments are actively destroying our chances to create a livable world. 

For all of us.
For our children!

On September 8th, join us at the Toronto Rise for Climate action!  Rally with us, in solidarity with thousands of people worldwide, to speak out for climate, jobs and justice. Together, we can challenge our dependence on oil and gas. We can demand a swift transition to a sustainable economy with green jobs that support it.   

All are welcome, so bring your friends and family!

Read more

Film Screening: Directly Affected

directyaffected.jpgOn July 11, we will be screening the film "Directly Affected," a documentary film by Zack Embree and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Read more

Partnerships for a better Toronto

Supporting and working with other organizations who share our goals is a key strategy for Toronto350. We are proud members of several coalitions. One of them is TCAN, the Toronto Climate Action Network, which brings together a number of environmental organizations in the City. Another is the Good Jobs for All Coalition, whose co-chair will be presenting at our January 9th, 2018 educational meeting (6:30 p.m., 25 Cecil Street). This coalition brings together partners in the labour, environmental and social justice movements.  We are also part of the Fight for 15 and Fairness campaign; while provincial in scope, many of its actions take place in Toronto, for example when we march with the “Raise Wages, not the seas” banner at various rallies.

Read more

UNsettling Canada 150

18209227_849608381869001_5258809286770288861_o_(1).jpg"Indigenous Peoples and Canadians who believe in human rights need look at Canada's 150th birthday party as a period to undertake a commitment to decolonize Canada and recognize the rights of Indigenous People to self determination"-Arthur Manuel, Late Secwepemc Organizer, Author of Unsettling Canada

Toronto350.org endorses Idle No More and Defenders of the Land's project"UNsettling Canada 150"- a call for national actions on July 1st to celebrate Indigenous and human rights to self-determination, lands, territories, and resources.  See below for resources and events.  

Read more

Hopposition Ale

hoppositionale.jpgHopposition Ale is a project by Toronto350.org with Junction Craft Brewery. Proceeds from sales will support First Nations legal challenges to the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.  It is also delicious! Check out pulltogether.ca for more info on where funds will go. 

Read more

We stand with Standing Rock


From Genocide to Eco Genocide: Whose life Matters?

written by: Tresanne Fernandes

 

Why do I fight against climate change?

 

Turtle Island (a.k.a. North America) is a place of continued Genocide. When I look at ‘history’ I see Genocide. When I look at the ‘present day’ I find environmental or Eco Genocide: killing off a group of people by destroying the lands, water, air, and food sources they rely on. I wonder if my children will learn an extremely watered down version of the history of Eco Genocide from the school system and then once they graduate post secondary education start to relearn it more graphically - as I did with the Genocide of Indigenous people on Turtle Island.

 

The Kairos Blanket Exercise is something I’ve done a few times and the last time I did was when I asked for the exercise to be done with Toronto350. What struck me the most was watching the family, with three kids, who came to participate in the exercise. During the exercise the narrators spoke of children being taken from their families and placed in residential schools where they were forced to speak English (or beaten), and if they did manage to find their families again, were not always able to integrate back (loss of language, culture etc). I wondered how this family of five was feeling. I read scroll 14, about mice running over their lunches, about children knowing that other kids had better schools with science labs and libraries - and knowing their school didn’t left them them believing that they don’t matter. 

Read more



Meet in Person

connect